Nyssa students step up to help out

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA — When members of the Nyssa FFA chapter heard vandals struck the Vale FFA greenhouse, they didn’t hesitate.

They decided to step up and help out.

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe said 18 flowerpots – valued at $26 – were destroyed. The greenhouse itself also was damaged, he said.

News about the incident quickly filtered out into the county, helped by social media and the congregation of FFA members at Owyhee Field Day, according to Nyssa FFA advisor Chad Cruickshank.

FFA students from around the valley help out at the field day and that is where the idea to help out Vale cropped up he said.

“Social media got involved, Instagram and Facebook and the kids, at the end of the day, decided we should take some of our baskets to them,” said Cruickshank.

Cruickshank said his chapter donated $100 worth of flowers.

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